Utah Valley Parade of Homes sets attendance record, names Judges Choice Award winners

McEwan Custom Homes, which has a bowling alley in the basement of the 2016 home, won tier 7 in the Judges Choice Award. (Photo courtesy UVHBA)

McEwan Custom Homes, which has a bowling alley in the basement of the 2016 home, won tier 7 in the Judges Choice Award. (Photo courtesy UVHBA)

The Utah Valley Parade of Homes had its most successful run during the 2016 Parade with more than 25,000 attendees touring the 40 custom-built homes.

“Looking back on this incredible success, we feel so grateful for the hard work of our home builders, designers, sponsors and everyone who came together to work on the Parade,” said Utah Valley Home Builders Association (UVHBA) Executive Officer Steve Caldwell in a press release. “It’s an honor to work with these people on such a great event.”

Last week, the UVHBA named the Judges Choice Award winners. The Judges Choice Award is peer-reviewed — meaning the homes are judged by other builders with houses in the Parade — and separated into seven tiers. These tiers are broken down according to price of the home starting with the lowest category in tier 1 and moving to the most expensive in tier 7. The winners in each tier are:

JudgesChoiceWinnersTier 1: Arive Homes
Tier 2: Millhaven Homes
Tier 3: Summit Construction
Tier 4: Maple Shade Construction
Tier 5: E Builders
Tier 6: Ezra Lee Design
Tier 7: McEwan Custom Homes

“As they always do, our homebuilders really went above and beyond, crafting pristine quality that can be seen in each and every one of this year’s homes,” Caldwell said in a press release. “Attendees have been in awe of the level of craftsmanship and detail that has been featured this year.”

The People’s Choice Award winners will be announced in August at the UVHBA membership meeting. Voting has closed for the People’s Choice Award.

Of the 40 homes, the houses range in price from $230,000 to more than $3 million. Home builders participating in the Parade generated multiple leads per home.

The Utah Valley Home Builders Association is already planning its 2017 Utah Valley Parade of Homes for June 2017.

Did you miss the Utah Valley Parade of Homes? You can still view basic information about the 40 parade homes here

Rebecca Lane

While her first language is sarcasm, Rebecca dabbles in English and Russian to achieve her lifelong dream of being a journalist. A BYU sports fan, reading enthusiast and wannabe world traveler, Rebecca is a Colorado transplant that is convinced Colorado's mountains are much larger than the many Utah County peaks. Rebecca manages UtahValley360.com for Bennett Communications. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccalane.

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